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Hendrick | Make crew chief changes

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 14:37:59 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday, Nov. 23, that it is shifting some of its crew chiefs to new drivers for the Sprint Cup season next year. Crew chief Lance McGrew will now work with driver Mark Martin, Alan Gustafson will work with driver Jeff Gordon and Steve Letarte will be working with driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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Hendrick | No plans to split Dale Earnhardt Jr. and crew chief

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 07:11:11 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick said there are no plans to split up driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and crew chief Lance McGrew going into the Sprint Cup season next year, according to ESPN.com's David Newton. Earnhardt has not won since 2008, a span of 81 straight races.

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Hendrick | Lance McGrew plans to stick around

Tue, 18 May 2010 06:39:57 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Lance McGrew, the crew chief for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., said he plans to stick around with the team for a while, according to ESPN.com's David Newton. "I definitely feel it's working," McGrew said. "Dale deserves a shot to work with somebody for a long period of time and to keep everybody together."

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Hendrick | Concerned over axle problems

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 13:49:58 -0800

David Newton, of ESPN.com, reports Hendrick Motorsports is worried that the broken axle that caused driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to finish in 32nd place last weekend is a more widespread problem. Earnhardt's crew chief, Lance McGrew, said driver Jimmie Johnson's axle was about six laps from breaking also. So far, no explanation has been found for the extreme wear.

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Hendrick | McGrew optimistic about Earnhardt's chances in 2010

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 09:00:41 -0800

David Newton, of ESPN.com, reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Lance McGrew, the crew chief for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., thinks Earnhardt will have a good shot to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2010. "Absolutely," McGrew said. "This team is stronger than it's ever been. This building (Mark Martin's No. 5 team shares the building) is stronger than it's ever been."

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Hendrick | McGrew to be full-time crew chief for Earnhardt

Fri, 30 Oct 2009 09:55:30 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick has named Lance McGrew the full-time crew chief of the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. McGrew took over the role May 28 on an interim basis.

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Hendrick | McGrew could remain as crew chief

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:37:08 -0700

David Newton, of ESPN.com, reports Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Lance McGrew, the crew chief for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., could remain as the crew chief heading into the 2010 season. Owner Rick Hendrick is leaning toward keeping McGrew as Earnhardt's crew chief for next season. "My philosophy has always been if you can fix something rather than start all over then I'd whole lot rather fix it," Hendrick said.

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Hendrick | Earnhardt frustrated with crew chief

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:52:26 -0700

David Newton, of ESPN.com, reports Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is clearly upset with crew chief Lance McGrew and is undecided if he will be back as the crew chief in 2010, saying he was at the "end of my rope." "Yeah, I feel like don't have any control, you know," Earnhardt said. "Rick's (Hendrick) put me in a great position, but I haven't made the most of it or for whatever reason we're just not getting it done. I don't know what to do." Earnhardt is not in favor of switching crew chiefs with just six races left in the Cup season. He also said former crew chief Tony Eury Sr. will not want to make a move back to the Sprint Cup Series.

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Hendrick | Earnhardt happy with new crew chief

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 10:49:18 -0700

Reid Spencer, of SportingNews.com, reports Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he enjoyed racing at Dover International Speedway in his first Sprint Cup race with new crew chief Lance McGrew. "I'm happier," said Earnhardt. "I would like to have run better than 12th. We had the car really good there for most of the race. We got it a little too loose, then got real tight trying to fix it."

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Hendrick | Earnhardt finishes 12th with new crew chief

Mon, 01 Jun 2009 09:47:14 -0700

The Associated Press reports Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 12th in the Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway Sunday, May 31, in the first race with new crew chief Lance McGrew.

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Hendrick | McGrew to review team's approach

Thu, 28 May 2009 12:05:08 -0700

Marty Smith, of ESPN.com, reports Hendrick Motorsports new crew chief Lance McGrew plans on reviewing the team's entire team and their approach. "The idea of having a multiple-car team is you can lean on your teammates. And you have to be within the same page to get any information. A lot of times they were not on the same page," McGrew said. One of the first things to be evaluated with driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s team is its relationship with the No. 5 team of Mark Martin. Earnhardt and Martin currently share the same building, but McGrew senses that the two teams have not been on the same page.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Eury out as Junior's crew chief

Thu, 28 May 2009 08:49:27 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports has announced the demotion of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief, Tony Eury Jr., to the research and development team. The pair posted one victory in 48 races together with Hendrick Motorsports, and Eury will be replaced by team manager Brian Whitesell for the Autism Speaks 400. Starting June 7, 2009, Lance McGrew will be the interim crew chief for the No. 88 Chevrolet team.

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